Hitachi Construction Machinery


External Evaluation

As a company, we are pursuing sustainable and socially-responsible business activities in ways that cannot be conveyed only with financial information. As well as of course releasing environmental information, we are also proactively responding to trusted surveys.

SRI Index

The SRI Index is based on ESG (Environment/Social/Governance), and is an indicator describing choices in socially-responsible investment.

HCM has selected as a constituent of “Asia Pacific Index” in “Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI)”.
DJSI is an index developed in 1999 by S&P Dow Jones Indices (USA) and RobecoSAM (Swiss investment advisory company), which analyzes globally listed companies comprehensively from the three aspects of economy, environment and society, and selects companies with excellent sustainability.


Since 2009, the FTSE4Good Global Index has selected HCM as meeting its index criteria.

FTSE4Good Global Index Series

HCM was chosen as a Japanese brand that excels in Environment, Society, and Governance (ESG), as well as being chosen for the FTSE Blossom Japan Index an industry-neutral index which evaluates ESG risk management by Japanese businesses and promotes integration of stewardship into investment strategies.
This index was created in accordance with the existing FTSE4Good Index Series, utilizing global standards such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) etc.

HCM has selected as a constituent of the “SNAM Sustainability Index,” which was inaugurated by Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management Co., Ltd. (SNAM) since August 2012. This index is used in SNAM’s “SNAM Sustainable Investment.”


Awarded year/month Awarded title Name of Award Organizer Company/Site Logo
Jan., 2019 Visualization of Electric Power by Using IoT Technology, and Improvement of Energy Productivity FY2018 Chairman’s Prize, the Energy Conservation Center The Energy Conservation Center, Japan HCM
Oct., 2018 Construction Machinery Parts Reuse and Remanufacturing Business Aimed At Realizing A Recycling-Oriented Society 2018 3Rs Promotion Council President’s Prize 3Rs Promotion Council HCM
Oct., 2018 Global Development of Parts Recycling Business for Construction Machinery Towards a Resource Efficient Society FY2018 Resource recycling technology / system Recognition, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Industrial Technology Environment Bureau Director’s Award Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry HCM
Sep., 2018 Eco-Commuting Promotion for Low Carbon Society The 3rd Green Purchasing Award in the Environmental Activity Division Shiga Green Purchasing Network (Shiga GPN) HCM Tierra
Mar., 2018 Desert afforestation activities aiming at forest restoration and community revitalization—water bucket relay for the future— Recognized as an authorized cooperative project of UNDB-J United Nations Decade on Biodiversity (UNDB-J) HCM (Shanghai)
HCM (China)
Feb., 2018 「CSR & Financial Report 2017」, HCM web Environment Pages Excellence award in environmental reporting for the 21st Environmental Communication Award Ministry of the Environment and the Global Environmental Forum HCM
Jan., 2018 Desert afforestation activities aiming at forest restoration and community revitalization—water bucket relay for the future— Honorable Mention Award at the 6th Contest for Corporate Activities on Biodiversity Contest For Corporate Activities on Biodiversity Committee HCM (Shanghai)
HCM (China)
Sep., 2017 Acknowledged as a Environmental Conservation Reliable Company in Hefei City Environmental Conservation Office, Hefei City, Anhui, China HCM (China)
Mar., 2017 Initiatives to Reduce Greenhouse gas (GHG) Emissions Low-Carbon Society Development Award, in the Business Action Plan Division Shiga Prefecture HCM Tierra
Nov., 2016 Hybrid Excavator ZH200-5A Excellent Prize at 2016 China Construction Machinery Industry Internet Conference and Brand Event (CMIIC2016) Hui-Cong Construction Machinery Network, China HCM (Shanghai)
Sep., 2016 Excavator ZX-5A, Hybrid Excavator ZH200-5A Acknowledged as a 2016 Top 50 Company in Hefei City, Top 30 Manufacturing Company ​​Hefei City Corporate Association HCM (China)
Jan., 2016 CO2 Reduction Activity by SmartMove through a Combination of Eco-driving and eco-mobility Special Award (Corporate Category) in the Ibaraki SmartMove Project 2 Ibaraki Center for Climate Change Actions HCM Hitachinaka-rinko works
Oct., 2015 Promotion of Materials Recycling (Scrap metal from dismantled construction machinery and plate working counterweights) 2015 3Rs Promotion Council President’s Prize 3Rs Promotion Council HCM
Aug., 2015 Road Clean-up, President of Ibaraki Prefecture Award Road Voluntary Support Centre, Ibaraki Prefecture HCM Hitachinaka-rinko works
Jun., 2015 Excellent Eco-Commuting Business Site Certification Excellent Eco-Commuting Business Site Certification Foundation for Promoting Personal Mobility and Ecological Transportation HCM Tierra
Mar., 2014 Carbon Offset Activity Honorable Mention, at the 3rd Carbon Offset Award Carbon Offset Network (CO‒Net) HCM
Dec., 2010 Forestry/Environment-related Machines, Wood Products Use Promotion Activity 2010 Wood Products Use Campaign, Japan Wood-Products Information and Research Center President’s Appreciation Award NPO Ikiiki-mori Network HCM

CDP Investor Questionnaires

Climate change response strategy, and studies on greenhouse gas emission levels by CDP(ex:Carbon Disclosure Project)

  • CDP 2018 Climate Change Questionnaire  Score: B
  • CDP 2017 Climate Change Questionnaire  Score: A-
  • CDP 2016 Climate Change Questionnaire  Score: A-
  • CDP 2015 Climate Change Questionnaire  Disclosure score: 99, Performance score: B
  • CDP 2014 Climate Change Questionnaire  Disclosure score: 94, Performance score: B
  • CDP 2013 Climate Change Questionnaire  Disclosure score: 93, Performance score:C
  • CDP 2012 Climate Change Questionnaire  Disclosure score: 80, Performance score:C
  • CDP 2011 Climate Change Questionnaire  Disclosure score: 83, Performance score:C

'Corporate Environmental Management Grading' Survey (Nikkei Inc)

Environmental management evaluation in the following 5 fields: “Environmental management promotion structure”, “Pollution countermeasures, biological diversity policy”, “Resource recycling”, “Product measures” and “Global warming countermeasures”

  • The 21st (2017) 43rd place in Manufacturers (total 395 companies), 6th place by industry (machinery), score 450
  • The 20th (2016) 33rd place in Manufacturers (total 396 companies), 4th place by industry (machinery), score 454
  • The 19th (2015) 10th place in Manufacturers (total 413 companies), 1st place by industry (machinery), score 477
  • The 18th (2014) 23rd place in Manufacturers (total 419 companies), 3rd place by industry (machinery), score 467
  • The 17th (2013) 25th place in Manufacturers (total 429 companies), 3rd place by industry (machinery), score 461
  • The 16th (2012) 19th place in Manufacturers (total 438 companies), 2nd place by industry (machinery), score 466
  • The 15th (2011) 78th place in Manufacturers (total 449 companies), 12th place by industry (machinery), score 436

CSR Business Ranking (Toyo Keizai)

  • The 12th (2018) Toyo Keizai “CSR Business Ranking” Rank 132nd overall (out of 1413 companies)
  • The 11th (2017) Toyo Keizai “CSR Business Ranking” Rank 85th overall (out of 1408 companies)
  • The 10th (2016) Toyo Keizai “CSR Business Ranking” Rank 89th overall (out of 1325 companies)
  • The 9th  (2015) Toyo Keizai “CSR Business Ranking” Rank 89th overall (out of 1305 companies)
  • The 8th  (2014) Toyo Keizai “CSR Business Ranking” Rank 73rd overall (out of 1210 companies)
  • The 7th  (2013) Toyo Keizai “CSR Business Ranking” Rank 84th overall (out of 1128 companies)
  • The 6th  (2012) Toyo Keizai “CSR Business Ranking” Rank 92nd overall (out of 1117 companies)


  • HCM has received an A rating each year since 2011 from the Sompo Japan Green Open Fund’s “Buna-no-mori Environmental Survey.”
  • The Japan Research Institute, Limited “Japanese Corporation ESG (Environment/Social/Governance) Initiative Survey”
  • IntegreX Inc. survey “Integration with Society,” etc.
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